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  • De captivants à banals, les articles et photographies de “The Baguette” sont une tentative de publier un journal de ma vie dans la Manche et de proposer un forum de discussion pour tout ce qui touche à la Normandie.
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http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8509/8407977010_0d1428ee26_b.jpgOne of the many small churches in the Marais du Cotentin that I had the fortune to explore during the Clochers en Fête last June was the eglise Notre-Dame de Cretteville.  The church dates from the 13th to 15th centuries.  http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8187/8407977044_5436d2dcfa_b.jpgA woman's head adorns the top of the southern portal.  Inside, there is no transept and the nave is divided from the choir by a large stone archway.  http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8052/8407976812_6065985e1a_b.jpgAbove the choir is a large polychrome rood beam.  http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8357/8406883341_d96626b303_b.jpgThe lower portions of the arches within the two side chapels are decorated with human and animal figures.  http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8326/8407977878_eec9b2c59d_b.jpgThe chapel to Our Lady dates from the 15th century.  The church has several stained glass windows including this memorial window created by the Ateliers Lorin founded in 1863 by Nicolas Lorin, master glass maker in Chartres.http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8211/8407977860_17cd8fa20c_b.jpg 

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